Warner Bros. has announced that David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! movie starring Chuckalum Zachary Levi is set to hit theaters on April 5, 2019.
Disney star Asher Angel has been cast as the young Billy Batson, with Levi playing the titular superhero. Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Faithe Herman are also on board, with Mark Strong in talks for the role of the villainous Doctor Sivana, a frequent foe of Shazam who first appeared opposite the superhero in the pages of Whiz Comics back in 1940.
Details on the film’s plot are currently unknown, though most tellings of the comic book story depict Billy Batson as an orphan child who is granted the ability to become an adult hero with godlike powers by an ancient Wizard.
Sandberg is directing Shazam! from a script written by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Production on the project is set to kick off this February.
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